Ill-famed ex-MP Shepelev got his pre-trial detention extended, spokesperson for PGO says

A court extended for another 60 days the pre-trial custody of ex-member of the Ukrainian parliament Oleksandr Shepelev charged on multiple counts including high treason.

"The pre-trial detention has been extended by the court for another 60 days," spokesperson for the Prosecutor General's Office, Andrii Lysenko, told Interfax-Ukraine on Monday, Censor.NET reports.

According to him, the court ruled to extend the measure of restraint on Aug. 5.

As reported, Shepelev’s pre-trial detention was previously repeatedly extended by the Pechersk district court of Kyiv.

As reported, Shepelev was detained in Kyiv’s larger area on Feb. 8.

Shepelev was put on the international wanted list in late December 2012. He was detained in Hungary in July 2013 and extradited to Ukraine in March 2014.

However, ex-lawmaker escaped custody to evade criminal responsibility in July 2014 while international arrest warrant was issued for him on the same day.

The Russian law enforcers detained Shepelev in the Moscow Oblast on March 19, 2015 on charges brought against him in Ukraine. He was released from the Russian remand prison in August 2016.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n3079962